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The Best Man to Die: Part One 

On the eve of a wedding the best man is murdered, and at a similar time there is a serious car crash with two victims. Wexford thinks the two things are somehow connected, but how?

Director:

Herbert Wise

Writers:

John Brown (adaptation), John Davies (originally developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
George Baker ... Det. Chief Insp. Wexford
Christopher Ravenscroft ... Det. Insp. Burden
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Mrs. Fanshawe
Jonathan Barlow Jonathan Barlow ... Jack Pertwee
John Cater ... Mr. Pertwee
Deborah Poplett ... Sheila Wexford
Clara Salaman ... Nurse Rose
John Vine John Vine ... Dr. Crane
Stephen Boxer ... Jolyon Vigo
Richard Graham ... Charlie Hatton
Shirin Taylor ... Lilian Hatton (as Sherin Taylor)
Tony Haygarth ... Maurice Cullam
John Bleasdale John Bleasdale ... George Carter
Kate Lansbury ... Sister
Louie Ramsay Louie Ramsay ... Dora Wexford
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Storyline

On the eve of a wedding the best man is murdered, and at a similar time there is a serious car crash with two victims. Wexford thinks the two things are somehow connected, but how?

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1990 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Romsey, Hampshire, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TVS Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 episodes)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

While the scenes of Dora Wexford's cancer scare were being filmed, George Baker's real-life wife, Sally Home, was in hospital, also suffering from cancer. See more »

Quotes

Det. Chief Insp. Reg Wexford: My God, I've been a fool!
Dr. Len Crocker: I've been telling you that for years Reg
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Connections

Followed by The Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Harm Done (2000) See more »

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An intriguing start
3 November 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Two totally random events, which can't possibly be connected begin this episode. How on Earth could a woman in a coma be linked to a dead best man?

It's an intriguing start, and a fine episode, the pace is of course moderate, and probably slow by today's standards, but the intrigue and quality of writing are definitely there.

Baker is very strong in this one, Reg is very snappy compared to his usual placid demeanor.

Intriguing. 8/10


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